Chicagoland Photographer

Trey Sean { Two Years | South Bend Lifestyle Family Session at St. Patrick's Park | Shelby Chari Photography}

The Millea family is extra close to my heart. I have been photographing them since Trey was still in his momma's belly and now he is TWO! I love being able to watch my clients grow. Words seriously cannot express how special that is to me. Corey, Bri, and Trey are anything but ordinary and absolutely fantastic. Sessions with them are a BLAST and there is never ever a dull moment and there is guaranteed to be a hint of Blackhawks gear sprinkled in. ;) I loved being able to capture them, well, being THEM. Here are some of my favorites from Trey's two year shoot!

Landon Newborn Session {Northern Indiana Portrait Photographer - Shelby Chari Photography }

Earlier this year I announced I would no longer be offering posed studio Newborn sessions. I won't be stopping newborns altogether but simply gearing more towards a lifestyle look and feel for my work rather than posed/prop photos. I scheduled a few last newborn sessions for early this year before I work on getting rid of my extra newborn props and turning my studio space into a bigger office. Sweet baby Landon is the very last baby boy I have had the pleasure to photograph in the posed newborn style. One thing I will miss most is the downtime waiting for babies to fall deeply to sleep so we can pose them, I love just gawking at beautiful new babies with new parents. I love seeing the joy in their eyes. I went to school with Landon's mom & dad so seeing them become new parents was really something special, I am so happy to have been able to capture their sweet new baby boy and all of his newness. Here are some of my favorites from his session. 

Vincent Lifestyle Newborn {Northern Indiana Chicagoland Portrait Photographer-Shelby Chari Photography}

I made some big decisions for my business this year. I narrowed down what types of sessions I will be offering and really took a look at what work I feel represents me as an artist. From the very beginning my focus was capturing those real moments. I love to show people how beautiful life is. Quite simply, I like to create work for my clients that speaks for itself. I recently made an announcement via Facebook that I would no longer be offering Studio Newborn and Backdrop Sessions. As much as I love snuggling on sweet brand new babies I have taken this new turn with my work and I do not feel like "staged" sessions represent me. (Not that they aren't totally and completely adorable, they just aren't my work.) As I said before, I want those moments to be happening before our eyes without limits. I will be gearing my focus towards Family and Newborn Lifestyle Sessions. I had my first Lifestyle Newborn Session this past weekend. What I love most is that I get to come over to a clients home (Or a relevant location) and capture them in the simplest most beautiful ways. Here are some sneak peeks from Baby Vincent's Lifestyle Newborn Session. 

Madi {Class of 2015}

When I think about shooting my dream senior session, this one was pretty much as close as it gets! Not only is Madi my beautiful younger cousin, but she is one of the most unique and independent women I have ever met. I love the mix of classic ballet images, classy portraits, free spirited-ness, and book nerdy-ness. Here are some of my favorite images from this fabulous session! 

Location: Noblesville, IN